Reading List: Big Data and the Law

August 4, 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has compiled a reading list for those interested in topics related to Big Data and data-driven innovation. This list includes articles from newspapers, magazines, websites, and academic journals. Many of the more notable articles are annotated.

The reading list is divided into 13 sections. (Read the full list here.)


The section below includes items offering an overview of Big Data and the law.  To add to the list, email

Big Data and Law

Bringardner, J. (2008) “Winning the Lawsuit: Data Miners Dig for Dirt,” Wired Magazine, June.

Elster, J. (2013) Big Data for Law Firms, Legal Management, October/November.

Navetta, D. (2013) Legal Implications of Big Data: a Primer, ISSA Journal, March.

Nelson, S. D. and Simek, J. W. (2013) “Big Data: Big Pain or Big Gain for Lawyers?” Law Practice Vol. 39, No. 4.

Walton, D. J. (2014) “Why Big Data is a Big Deal for Lawyers,” Inside Counsel, February.